Project WET Receives GuideStar Exchange Seal as Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency

For immediate release: December 13, 2012

Contact: Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter, Communications Manager, Project WET Foundation | 406-585-4115 | email

Bozeman, Mont.—The Project WET Foundation has received the GuideStar Exchange Seal, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. The Seal demonstrates Project WET's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

GuideStar Exchange Seal

"We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work to our constituents," said Project WET President and CEO Dennis Nelson. "As a GuideStar Exchange member, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStar's immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors and the media."

In order to be awarded the GuideStar Exchange Seal, Project WET had to file a complete nonprofit report on Guidestar, including several years of annual reports, IRS 990 forms and Board of Directors information, as well as photos, videos and other key program data.

"I encourage everyone to check out our profile on GuideStar

to see what we're all about," Nelson added. "We are engaged in exciting initiatives, and we are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress."

About Project WET: Since 1984, the Project WET Foundation has been dedicated to reaching children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education to ensure a sustainable planet where water needs are met and all people are good stewards of water. Project WET ("WET" stands for "Water Education for Teachers") is active in all 50 U.S. states and in more than 60 countries worldwide. Learn more at www.projectwet.org.

About the GuideStar Exchange: The GuideStar Exchange is an initiative designed to connect nonprofits with current and potential supporters. With millions of people coming to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations, the GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with GuideStar's many audiences. Becoming a GuideStar Exchange member is free of charge. To join, organizations need to update their report pages, completing all required fields for membership. The GuideStar Exchange Seal, acknowledged as a symbol of transparency in the nonprofit sector, is displayed on all Exchange members' report pages.

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